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What happens if a tree falls at Shaver Lake?

Postby oldranger » Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:10 pm

cars 1.jpg
Ah yes! Nobody hurt!
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All 4 lined up perfectly!


I think markskor actually saw it fall. I was inside and heard it. (my car was a couple hundred feet away.)

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Re: What happens if a tree falls at Shaver Lake?

Postby maverick » Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:23 pm

Darn :eek: , glad no one was hurt Mike.
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Re: What happens if a tree falls at Shaver Lake?

Postby oldranger » Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:37 pm

Me too! I think some people who were near by had to do some laundry, though!

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Re: What happens if a tree falls at Shaver Lake?

Postby ucangler » Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:51 pm

The fear of a tree falling on me and keeping me from coming back to my wife has always been slightly in my mind. This picture just increased 1 bar for me.
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Re: What happens if a tree falls at Shaver Lake?

Postby sparky » Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:40 pm

I have moved camp multiple times to get away from sketchy looking trees. But right there in a parking lot....who would have known!
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What happens if a tree falls at Shaver Lake?

Postby evilgenius32 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:14 pm

This happened to my grandparent's friends not more than a month ago! Totaled their car as well.
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Re: What happens if a tree falls at Shaver Lake?

Postby Fly Guy Dave » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:12 am

sparky wrote:I have moved camp multiple times to get away from sketchy looking trees.
I've done the same, I even look for dead trees when deciding where to camp for the night, a settle in accordingly. But it looks like this one was green and apparently healthy. Scary! All the same, its good that no one was hurt.
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Re: What happens if a tree falls at Shaver Lake?

Postby giantbrookie » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:53 pm

Whoa that's pretty scary, especially because it looks to be an ordinary green tree.

sparky wrote:I have moved camp multiple times to get away from sketchy looking trees. But right there in a parking lot....who would have known!

I have certainly done that before. One I remember vividly was a campsite I had set up on the shore of Little Elk Lake in the Marble Mtns (ca 1985). For some reason I didn't notice the dead tree over the camp until the wind picked up and the tree was making all these creaking sounds. I quickly moved the camp. The tree did not come down that evening nor during the trip, but I have avoided sketchy trees when camping ever since then.
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